The city of New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday for being “the epicenter of the outbreak” of monkeypox and estimated that “approximately 150,000 New Yorkers may currently be at risk of exposure” to this virus.
“This statement, which is effective immediately, will allow the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue emergency commissioner orders under the New York City Health Code and Amend Health Code provisions to provide measures to help slow the spreadMayor Eric Adams and DOHMH Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said in a joint statement yesterday.
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In addition, they noted that the two departments are working “with partners at all levels of government” to obtain additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine as quickly as possible and “protect New Yorkers during this growing outbreak“. For its part, the state of New York also declared a state of emergency on Friday.
In mid-July, New York activated a cell phone information system on monkeypox by texting “MONKEYPOX” or “MONKEYPOXESP” to a local phone number (81336).
The messages include information about the symptoms and transmission of the disease,yes how about guidelines for action after being exposed.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have determined thatThe JYNNEOS vaccine, specific against this disease, is offered as a priority to all risk groups.
These include people who have had close physical contact with an infected person, who have had an infected sexual partner, or who have had sex in a local where an outbreak of monkeypox has been identified.
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